I tried re-installing it but it simply keeps giving me this error in a little window. When I close it, an identical error pops up some 3 seconds later without any new provocation.
Make sure steam isn't running at all in
~/.steam/registry.vdfline 29 from "Offline" "1" to "Offline" "0"
I am running Ubuntu 17.04 and the other answers didn't solve it. I had force an entry on
So, first get the IP with
ping media.steampowered.com # returns 188.8.131.52 for me
then add that to
/etc/hosts, like this:
And it should work as expected.
I tried the above solutions, and while I was finally able to update the client,and log in, the problem I was facing. Actually being able to play a game (content server unreachable) was not possible.
I was able to solve the problem by adding
184.108.40.206 steam1.steampowered.com To /etc/hosts file. And then launching steam from command line.
Hope this helps someone!
After following all solutions on this page, steam would still fail on first start after install.
Steam's cdn has stale files. In order to fix this, you must bypass all cdn's and directly download from the origin servers.
In order to do that, I've added the following to
220.127.116.11 media.steampowered.com 18.104.22.168 media1.steampowered.com 22.214.171.124 media2.steampowered.com 126.96.36.199 media3.steampowered.com 188.8.131.52 media4.steampowered.com
184.108.40.206 ip correponds to